Guidewire Business Analyst / Guidewire BA / Systems Analyst - PolicyCenter

Vital Tech Solutions - Detroit, MI

Guidewire Business Analyst / Guidewire BA / Systems Analyst - PolicyCenter

The Business Systems Analyst gathers and analyzes functional and technical information to help design and support information technology solutions, as a bridge between people, process, and technology.


  • Collaborates with business users, gathering business requirements and providing direction regarding Guidewire Insurance Suite - PolicyCenter 10.0 implementation.
  • Assists with Guidewire PolicyCenter development, configuration, customization, integration, implementation, enhancement, deployment, and production support. May assist with Guidewire ClaimCenter and/or BillingCenter or other integrations.
  • Analyzes and documents business needs and translates them into technical requirements.
  • Conducts Joint Application Development (JAD) sessions, Joint Requirement Planning sessions (JRP), walkthroughs, interviews, etc. Participates in Agile/Scrum processes, stand ups, sprint planning, product backlog, retrospectives, etc.
  • Develops and/or reviews Business Requirements Documents (BRD), Functional Specifications (FSD), Software Requirement Specifications (SRS), Systems Design Specifications (SDS), and/or Requirement Traceability Matrix (RTM).
  • Develops user stories, story cards, artifacts, workflows, Use Cases, UML diagrams (activity, sequence, etc.), data mapping, business rules, modeling, UI wireframes/mockups/prototypes, etc. Utilizes Rally, Visio, Excel, PowerPoint, Word, etc.
  • Performs gap analysis, as-is/to-be analysis, feasibility analysis, and risk analysis.
  • Documents project progress which may include burn down/burn up and velocity charts.
  • Involved with project planning, scheduling, tracking, and sign-offs as needed.
  • Shares knowledge of Guidewire PolicyCenter, ClaimCenter, and/or BillingCenter modules.
  • Collaborates with Developers and QA Testers, to clarify systems capabilities and resolve issues.
  • Reviews QA test plans and coordinates QA testing. Collaborates with offsite teams.
  • Involved with system testing, data validation, defect triage and work arounds.


  • 5+ years as an IT Business Analyst, Systems Analyst, and/or IT Project Manager.
  • 5+ years with Guidewire PolicyCenter. ClaimCenter and/or BillingCenter nice to have.
  • 5+ years in Property & Casualty Insurance, Personal lines of business (LOBs) preferred.
  • Experience with software development & implementation projects, QA testing & support.
  • Guidewire Certification preferred. Personal Auto & Homeowners experience preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Business, or a related field. Master’s a plus.
  • Experience with Agile/Scrum methodology, Jira or Rally, Visio, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.

Posted On: Thursday, June 17, 2021

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